Newquay Fruit Sales have taken the 1st steps towards introducing an environmentally friendly delivery fleet with the purchase of a zero-emission all-electric Nissan e-NV200.
The latest addition to the company’s fleet is ideal for local deliveries and can be seen, with its familiar Newquay Fruit Sales livery, in and around Newquay. However, with a range of just under 100 miles on a full charge the company are currently unable to replace any more of their existing fleet with zero emission alternatives.
Director, and electric car advocate, Rachel Craze explains ‘as a distribution company our key assets are our vehicles and whilst there has been increasing research and development in the car sector, zero emission commercial vehicles don’t seem to have been a priority. We would like to expand our electric fleet but the existing commercial vehicle offering is limited to say the least.’
Last month’s government announcement to cease production of diesel vehicles by 2040 has been welcomed by Newquay Fruit Sales. ‘Investment and advancement is now at the forefront of commercial vehicle development, as a company we look forward to expanding our zero-emission fleet.’